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FANGORIA chats with Joe Bob Briggs to discuss THE LAST DRIVE-IN, Roger Corman and more

Alright, y’all, buckle up ’cause we’re diving deep into the heart of horror fandom, Texas-style, with none other than the legendary Joe Bob Briggs. Now, Joe Bob’s been preachin’ the good word of horror to us mutants for six seasons straight on Shudder’s “The Last Drive-In,” and he ain’t showin’ any signs of slowing down, bless his heart.

So here’s the skinny: Joe Bob’s latest shindig was all about celebrating the launch of the sixth season of “The Last Drive-In,” a journey that began with a bang – or should I say, a server crash – thanks to a marathon that had horror aficionados clamorin’ for more. Joe Bob, with his unflagging enthusiasm, likened his horror community to a “good cult,” dedicated to convertin’ the masses to the dark, delightful side of cinema.

The chat veered into a homage to the legendary Roger Corman, highlighting a special episode filmed live at the Joe Bob Jamboree. Corman, at the spry age of 97, graced the event, leading to a night Joe Bob reckons he’ll never forget. It was a moment of honor, with Joe Bob trying to coax new tales from the well-versed Corman, aiming to steer clear of those canned responses we’ve all heard a tad too often.

Joe Bob’s knack for stirring up genuine, off-the-cuff dialogue with icons like Corman underscores the unique charm of “The Last Drive-In.” It ain’t just about watching horror flicks; it’s about celebrating them, dissecting them (sometimes brutally, but always with love), and, above all, connecting with them on a communal level that’s rare in today’s streaming-dominated world.

And don’t get it twisted – Joe Bob’s mission is clear: keep the spirit of drive-in horror alive by catering to the fans, dialing into what makes the mutant community tick. Whether it’s opting for single movie nights to ease the burden on our East Coast pals or reviving Joe Bob’s Summer School for a deep dive into horror education, it’s all about giving the people what they want.

But it’s not just about the horror old guard; Joe Bob’s all about roping in the new blood, too. He revels in the joy of introducing first-timers to the genre, making “The Last Drive-In” a veritable gateway to the world of horror. From overlooked gems like “Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker” to controversial classics still stirring the pot, Joe Bob’s on a mission to ensure no horror fan gets left behind.

So, as we gear up for another season of monster mashing and horror hashing with Joe Bob and the gang, let’s tip our hats to the man who’s made it his life’s work to keep the drive-in spirit alive. Y’all, it’s a good cult, the best kind of cult – a horror-loving, communal-celebrating, Joe Bob-led cult. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Now, who’s ready to join the next live show? Remember, it’s not just about the movies; it’s about the celebration. Horror, after all, is a communal feast best served under the neon glow of the drive-in screen.

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